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Abdicate

Abdicate

Abdicate Verb (Of a king) renounce one's throne. Fail to fulfil or undertake (a responsibility or duty). Usage: KingEdward VIII of England abdicated the throne in The aging founder of the firm decided to

Sartorial

Sartorial

Sartorial Adjective Of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly: of or relating to clothes Usage: Elizabeth is also known for her sartorial choices and frequent donning of neckties. ...

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Plethora

Plethora Noun A very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want, or can deal with. Usage: The plethora of regulations is both contradictory and confusing. Origin 1535-45; < New Latin < Greek plēthṓra fullness

Lurid

Lurid

Lurid Adjective Too brightly coloured Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms Usage: The colours glow lurid and vivid. Forget all the subsequent headlines that rival any Hollywood film ...

Nonchalant

Nonchalant

Nonchalant Adjective Of a person or manner; feeling casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm. Usage John earned enemies in the industry with his dismissive comments ...

Scotophobia

Scotophobia

Scotophobia Noun Fear or dislike of darkness. In Zoology and Bacteriology, it means movement away from darkness; preference for an illuminated environment. Usage Dr. Johan’s experiment to enter into ...

Youthquake

Youthquake

Youthquake Noun A significant culture, political, or social exchange arising from the actions or influence of young people Usage: Marion’s rebelliousness may no longer be connected to a youthquake, ...